Survey finds growing disconnect between Canadians and nature

first_imgTORONTO – A survey for the Nature Conservancy of Canada indicates Canadians feel happier when they are connected to nature, but fewer are making the effort to get out of the house.The online survey of 2,000 Canadians found 87 per cent of respondents felt happier, healthier and more productive when connected to nature.But 74 per cent of respondents say that it is simply easier to spend time indoors and 66 per cent say they spend less time in nature than they used to.It also found more than 80 per cent of respondents are concerned that accessible natural areas will not be there for future generations and that 94 per cent of Canadians are aware of the physical and mental health benefits of spending time in nature.The Nature Conservancy released the survey results Thursday to highlight its Landmark Campaign — an effort to double the land and water conserved by the NCC to more than 2.4 million hectares.To inspire Canadians to contribute to the campaign, the NCC has curated a pop-up art exhibit called Nature and Me, featuring nature photography and reflections from notable Canadians, that will travel across the country.Jim Cuddy, Ed Burtynsky, Rick Mercer, Clara Hughes and Adam van Koeverden are among those sharing their stories in the Nature and Me exhibit to highlight the importance of nature as an inspiration in their lives.The survey, conducted by Ipsos Research, also indicated that Canadians spend an average of 1.3 hours per day in nature during the week and two hours on the weekend.Eighty-eight per cent of those surveyed said that reducing stress was a benefit of nature, while 57 per cent listed lowering blood pressure as a benefit.Among the reasons cited for spending time indoors were busy personal lives and environmental factors such as rain, snow, bugs and insects.The Landmark Campaign has already raised $551-million towards its $750-million goal and completed 390 of 500 planned projects, which include restoring rare habitats, supporting species at risk, and improving the quality of air and water.“We are at a turning point,” Nature Conservancy president John Lounds said in a release. “It’s time to talk boldly about the tangible benefits nature provides, and the urgency and importance of protecting it.”last_img read more

Indian womens hockey team confident of taming Malaysia in 5match series

first_imgKuala Lumpur: High on confidence after a spate of good results, the Indian women’s hockey team, led by ace goalkeeper Savita, will start as favourites in the five-match series against Malaysia beginning here on Thursday. The Indian team go into the series after a successful outing in Spain earlier this year, where it beat hosts and 2018 world cup bronze medallists, once (5-2), drew twice (1-1 and 2-2) and lost once (2-3). The Indian team had further improved its performance by holding last year’s World Cup runners-up, Ireland to a 1-1 draw before registering a 3-0 win. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “Always raising the bar is not easy, that demands discipline and taking responsibility. That ownership is again one of the main areas I would like to see our team improve. Our challenge is not our opponent but always ourselves,” said Indian women’s hockey team’s chief coach Sjoerd Marijne. The last time India met Malaysia in a big event was at the 2017 Asia Cup, where it won 2-0 in the round robin league before winning the title in a tense final against China. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “It is difficult to say how they play as we have not played against them in a while but the last time I saw Malaysia was during the Asian Games in Jakarta and that is a while ago. From what I saw there, they like to play long aerial balls and like to defend with a lot of passion,” Marijne said. The matches between the two countries will take place every alternate day, starting Thursday. The final match of the series will be played on April 11.last_img read more

To flourish Indias healthcare sector needs a private touch

first_imgA snapshot of last ten years and a subsequent analysis of available information will show that India’s healthcare sector has seen considerable progress. The strengthening economy and the government’s growing intent to fortify India’s position in global healthcare, over time, have been the catalysts for much of the progress.Accessibility continues to pose a challenge One of the appeals of India, from the point of view of economic development, is its population – currently 1.2 billion and growing at the rate of 1.6% per annum. But the same population poses substantial challenge for the healthcare ecosystem, even with all its progression, when it comes to accessing quality treatment and proper healthcare benefits, especially in the remote parts of rural India. Also Read – The Puja carnival66% of India’s population lives in the rural parts of the country. Income level is below standard for most part with average monthly surplus at a mere Rs 1413. For the people of villages in the backward regions hardly have access to hospitals or medical centres, and those that are there lack proper facilities and technologies required to treat serious medical conditions. Private participation is necessary India is a federal country. But the Constitution of India has put the responsibility of healthcare on the states instead of the federal administration. This has had an unfortunate effect on the investment level in the healthcare sector. While the Government has launched Ayushman Bharat, world’s largest public-funded healthcare scheme, the need for private participation will continue to grow in importance, especially in rural India. High-end diagnostic services require heavy capital investment which can be driven by the private sector if it has to cater to the greater proportion of the populace. Yet currently, the organised market’s contribution to Indian healthcare sector is a mere 6 percent. It is therefore clear that India will have to talk the large private players into increasing their play in the healthcare space. Also Read – Wave City brings special offers this NavratraVedanta’s contribution in creating accessibility, affordability and quality One such large corporation that has already created considerable footprint through its contribution in the healthcare is Vedanta. The company’s voluntary initiatives in the space are far from trivial. Especially the Balco Medical Centre that Vedanta has set up as a part of Vedanta Medical Research Foundation, established to contribute to prevent, control and eradicate cancer – one of the world’s most grievous diseases. The medical centre has effectively introduced modern, comprehensive and high quality medical care and brought it within the reach and means of rural India. Initially introduced to cater to the people of the region of Chhattisgarh, it has gained tremendous popularity among the people of India due to its affordability and quality. Treatment of cancer is an expensive proposition. Very few people of India can actually afford it; many stories abound of people and families bankrupted by it. The Balco Medical Centre has unprecedentedly opened up a viable avenue for the common people. With five fully-equipped operation theatres and attendant ICU facilities, the 170-bed oncology centre has treated over 4,000 cancer patients since its inauguration a year back. The centre is devoted to early detection, precise diagnosis, treatment and regular follow-up along with physical and emotional rehabilitation of cancer patients. Equipped with a world-class diagnostic centre and best-in-class clinical laboratories, the facility has rapidly built a reputation for itself as a leading cancer hospital in India that has made accessible superior treatment and care that was, even a year back, unthinkable for the ordinary folks. Setting precedent for a healthier India Such an endeavour makes India hopeful that more corporates will join hands in bringing global medical facilities to the country’s doorstep. It will assist the government and the people of the country to relieve the country of financial burdens that currently weighs down the economy and hurts its progress.last_img read more

Doug Ford talks NAFTA and protecting Ontarios steel industry

When it comes to trade talks with the U.S. the stakes are high with thousands of jobs on the line. Today top auto and steel representatives turned to Ontario’s newly elected Premier-Designate to talk about the impacts of U.S. imposed tariffs.Doug Ford says his top priority is to protect Ontario jobs but steelworkers in Hamilton are not yet convinced.Top executives from GM, Arcelor Mittal Dofasco, and Toyota were among more than a dozen people focused on the man at the head of the table. Premier-Designate Doug Ford telling them that he’s focused on Ontario jobs.Ford says his plan is to, “Not only protect them, but grow.”But growth in the steel industry is next to impossible with the 25 per cent tariffs imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump and the threat of additional tariffs on the auto industry. When Ford was questioned on protecting the workers he said:“Hopefully we are going to get through this and we will discuss this over the next week or so we are going to make the environment competitive.”Darren Green is the president of the Hamilton Steelworkers Area Council and says Ford didn’t convince the workers that he has their backs. Green is also calling on the federal government to impose dollar for dollar counter tariffs on the U.S. immediately and not wait until July 1st.“Those tariffs need to be imposed today. We have companies that are picking up the costs of those tariffs in Hamilton and elsewhere and they aren’t going to be able to continue doing that.”While no jobs here in Hamilton have been impacted yet, Green says some of the mills are starting to slow down, overtime hours are shrivelling up and that’s because the tariffs are not sustainable.If Trump keeps his word on imposing tariffs on the auto sector Green says:“The steel industry is going to die and we are going to lose tens of thousands of jobs.”While Kathleen Wynne once called Trump a bully, Doug Ford is saying “This is a lot higher than name calling.”Ford would only say he supports the Prime Minister through this trade dispute.“We will stand side by side with our federal counterparts and do whatever it takes.”Political analyst Keith Leslie says that means “he’s learning, he’s meeting tomorrow with the foreign minister and the ambassador these are exactly the moves he should be making, he can’t say “they should be doing this or they should be doing that” he needs to get all the facts before he claims things need to be done and he’s doing that!”Tomorrow Ford is set to meet with Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Canada’s ambassador to the U.S., David MacNaughton, to express the concerns he heard today. read more

Human traffickers in Libya are posing as UN staff says Refugee Agency

The Agency says that reliable sources and refugees have reported criminals using vests and other items with logos similar to that of UNHCR, at disembarkation points and smuggling hubs.Genuine UNHCR staff are present at official disembarkation points in Libya, providing medical and humanitarian assistance, such as food, water and clothes, to refugees and migrants.UNHCR is opposed to the detention of refugees and migrants, but has staff monitoring the situation at Libyan detention centres, aiding and identifying the most vulnerable.However, the Agency insists that they do not engage in the transfer of refugees from disembarkation points to detention centres.The reports of criminals impersonating UNHCR staff come as the situation for refugees and migrants detained or living in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, has dramatically deteriorated.Following the violent clashes in Tripoli that erupted on 26 August, when tanks and heavy artillery were deployed in residential neighbourhoods, UNHCR has received reports of atrocities committed against refugees and migrants in Tripoli, including rape, kidnapping and torture.The UN Support Mission in Libya, UNSMIL, says that 61 Libyans were killed, and nearly 160 were injured. Looting and crime were widespread, and the Ghassan Salamé, Head of the Mission, described the city as being “on the brink of all-out war”.UNSMIL brokered a ceasefire between the major parties to the conflict, halting the fighting and restoring some order.Thousands escaped the detention centres close to the clashes, in a desperate attempt to save their lives.UNHCR is calling for alternatives to detention to be put in place, including the immediate use of the Gathering and Departure Facility in Tripoli, which will serve as a platform to find safety in third countries, and which will be managed by the Libyan Ministry of Interior and by UNHCR.The facility has the capacity to host 1,000 vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers and is ready for use. read more

Gem Diamonds continues to grow

first_imgIn the biggest diamond mining acquisition of the year so far, Gem Diamonds is to acquire Kimberly Diamond Co. Established in July 2005, Gem Diamonds listed on the main board of the London Stock Exchange in February 2007, raising over $600 million. It is currently capitalised at approximately $1.4 billion and has $519 million of cash on its balance sheet. Senior Management at Gem Diamonds has more than 150 years experience in the diamond mining industry.Kimberley Diamond’s signature stone is the rare, valuable and highly sought after fancy yellow diamond diamond, complimenting Gem Diamonds’ high quality white diamonds (recently recovered 603 ct white diamond, the Lesotho Promise, and a 215 ct D colour flawless diamond sold for $12.4 million and $8.3 million respectively).The acquisition provides Gem Diamonds with immediate access to additional production.Gem Diamonds is establishing a global presence expanding its operations from Africa to Indonesia and Australia and boosting its international portfolio of diamond producing assets.The cash offer of A$0.70 for each Kimberley share, representing a premium of approximately 33% to Kimberley’s closing share price on July 16, 2007, values Kimberley at A$300 million. The offer is unanimously recommended by Kimberley’s directors who, in the absence of a superior offer, have agreed to accept the offer in respect of their own holdings.Gem Diamonds will provide Kimberley with a A$10 million short term loan facility for working capital purposes. Further capital investment of A$26 million and subsequent production ramp up is planned for the Ellendale in Western Australia.Production of high value fancy diamonds from Ellendale, Kimberley’s primary mine, is strategically attractive to Gem Diamonds. Following its acquisition of the Cempaka mine in Indonesia, the acquisition of Ellendale further enhances Gem Diamonds’ global diversity.Cempaka diamond production is around 51 000 ct/y. Gem Diamonds believes Cempaka has the potential to increase the resource base above 1.3 Mct and is looking to spend $15  million in the near term to ramp up production to 100,000 ct/y. Thereafter, it will look to introducing a mass excavation system, at an estimated capital expenditure of more than $30 million.The value of the Cempaka diamonds are of the order of $250/ct, well above the industry average of $82/ct. Like Gem’s Lesotho operations, Cempaka has a high proportion of gems. It also offers a wide range of colours. A dark blue diamond, which is extremely rare, was found there prior to the Gem acquisition.last_img read more

Told to resign Taoiseach says Ive news for you we will not

first_imgTAOISEACH ENDA KENNY faced another call to resign in the Dáil this morning as he defended his government’s record in office and said it is not going to run away from its responsibilities.For the second day in a row Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams told the Taoiseach to resign and seek a mandate from the people for the policies he and his government are implementing.But Kenny said: “I want you to understand that I have a mandate from the people to sort out the economic catastrophe that was left to this government.”He said that “in due course” the people will have an opportunity to deliver its verdict on this government and said that last week’s Budget was about getting “this country and our people out of the bailout”.“I have news for you, we will not shirk our responsibility,” Kenny told Adams, saying there are “brighter days ahead of our country”. Twice at Leaders’ Questions this morning, Kenny heard statements he made in 2008, regarding the removal of medical cards from over 70s, quoted back to him in the wake of yesterday’s protests by elderly groups outside Leinster House.Defending his record, Kenny told independent TD Seamus Healy that the country was not in the bailout programme when he told protestors five years ago that “to take away your rights to have a medical card beyond the age of 70, I reject it, the cheek of it, shame on them”.Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin raised the issue of the capping of tax relief for health insurance to €1,000 per adult and €500 per child in last week’s Budget, which he said would affect the majority of policy holders.Kenny rejected this and figures from the private health insurers saying that the figures from the Revenue Commissioenrs, that 50 per cent of policy holders will be afffected and not 90 per cent, are “accurate”.“What we’ve done here is very fair,” the Taoiseach insisted.Like politics? Then why not ‘Like’’s Politics page?Yesterday: Facing call to resign, Taoiseach says medical card issues ‘will all be sorted out’last_img read more

1113 WWE Results Nottingham England Reigns vs Wyatt

first_img Videos Articles Sasha Banks Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Videos Articles 11/13 WWE Results: Nottingham, EnglandJoseph Alderson passed along these live results.* Neville def. Stardust.* Fandango & Damien Sandow def. Adam Rose & Heath Slater.* WWE U.S. Champion Alberto Del Rio def. King Barrett & Jack Swagger in a triple threat.* The Wyatt Family def. Ryback & The Usos.* NXT Women’s Champion Bayley & Becky Lynch def. Sasha Banks & Naomi.* The Lucha Dragons def. Los Matadores & The Ascension.* Roman Reigns def. Bray Wyatt in a No Holds Barred match.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSasha Banks Takes A Break From WWE To Deal With InjuryVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:39/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 34.75%0:04Remaining Time -0:36 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Will Sasha Banks Return To The WWE? Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt being advertised for Title Match at Hell In A Cell PPV Facebook Now Playing Up Next Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Blisscenter_img Now Playing Up Next Watch every episode of Firefly Funhouse, Top 10 Greatest Kings of the Ring Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Sasha Banks Takes A Break From WWE To Deal With Injury WWE’s Sasha Banks Opens Up About Concussion WWE’s Sasha Banks Confirms “No One KNew” About Roman Reigns’ Leukemia Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Post-RAW #49: King of the Ring tournament discussion, RAW review Xavier Woods Google+last_img read more

Jorginho is nearing the Manchester City transfer

first_imgJorginho has become the key man for Napoli throughout the past couple of seasons and he is very close to joining Manchester City – and even the Napoli president admitted that this move is about to be done.Antonio De Laurentiis claimed that he hasn’t agreed with the Citizens on the exact price yet but the negotiations are going well and it is likely that this transfer will be finished in a while. He also added that he has got a good relationship with Manchester City and there is nothing that should stop this move from happening.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…The Napoli president spoke about this move as he said, according to Calcio Mercato:“We don’t have a definitive agreement on the price yet, but we are approaching the end. Everything can happen, but it’s possible that the transfer will be concluded in the next days. We have to negotiate, but we have a very good relationship with the leaders of Man City.”last_img read more

Crash causes shutdown on SR826 northbound ramp to SR836

first_imgWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue was on the scene of a crash along the Palmetto Expressway in West Miami-Dade.7Skyforce flew over the scene around 8 a.m., Thursday, where air rescue was seen landing along the SR-826 northbound ramp to SR-836 eastbound.The victims were transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital in unknown condition. At this point, it remains unknown how many people were transported.Traffic lanes reopened in the area just before 10 a.m.The cause of the crash remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Mel Tillis Legendary Country SingerSongwriter Dies

first_img Twitter Facebook Mel Tillis: 1932–2017 mel-tillis-legendary-country-singersongwriter-dies Mel Tillis, Legendary Country Singer/Songwriter, Dies Email Songwriter who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Tom Jones and Brenda Lee dies at age 85Tim McPhateGRAMMYs Nov 20, 2017 – 7:59 am Mel Tillis, one of the more prolific singer/songwriters in country music history, died Nov. 19 following a battle with intestinal issues. He was 85 years old.With a catalog of more than 1,000 songs, Tillis released more than 60 LPs over his six-decade-plus career. In the 1970s, Tillis hit a stride with a string of country chart smashes, including “Good Woman Blues,” “Heart Healer” and “Coca Cola Cowboy.” In addition to his successful solo career, Tillis wrote a variety of hits for artists such as Brenda Lee (“Emotions”), Webb Pierce (“I’m Tired”), Kenny Rogers (“Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town”), Charley Pride (“The Snakes Crawl At Night”), George Strait (“Thoughts Of A Fool”), Ricky Skaggs (“Honey, Open That Door”), and Tom Jones (“Detroit City”), among others.Robert Plant and Alison Krauss recorded Tillis’ “Stick With Me Baby” for their T Bone Burnett-produced Raising Sand, which won Album Of The Year at the 51st GRAMMY Awards.In 2007 he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Tillis was awarded a National Medal of Arts in 2011 by President Barack Obama.Recording Academy Remembers Tom PettyRead more News last_img read more

Cards Fall to Pitt in Overtime 8986

first_img Chris Mack Postgame Press Conference Postgame Quotes Next Game: at North Carolina 1/12/2019 | Noon Photo Gallery PDF Box Score Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trey McGowens set a school record for a freshman by pouring in 33 points, fellow freshman Xavier Johnson added 21 points and 10 assists and Pittsburgh held off Louisville 89-86 in overtime on Wednesday night for the program’s first Atlantic Coast Conference victory in nearly two years.The Panthers (11-4, 1-1) rode their freshmen backcourt hard to snap a 23-game losing streak in ACC regular season play dating back to a win over Florida State on Feb. 18, 2017. McGowens scored 20 points in the first half as the Panthers built an early lead and hit a twisting layup in overtime with 38 seconds to go in overtime that put Pitt ahead to stay.Johnson shook off early foul trouble to score 17 after the break, including a 3-pointer early in the extra session to answer a 3-pointer by Louisville’s Ryan McMahon.The Cardinals missed their final six shots over the last 90 seconds, including a desperation heave by Steven Enoch that clanged off the backboard. Christen Cunningham led the Cardinals (10-5, 1-1) with 23 points and Enoch chipped in 14 points and seven rebounds, but Louisville saw its 12-game winning streak over Pitt come to a screeching half. Leading scorer Jordan Nwora finished with just eight points on 2-of-14 shooting.Still, the Cardinals had a chance.Dwayne Sutton hit a runner with 26 seconds left to go in regulation to cap a 17-4 run and draw Louisville even for the first time since midway through the first half. Pitt coach Jeff Capel opted not to call timeout, but the Panthers were unable to get a shot off in the final seconds of regulation as McGowens lost the handle just before time expired.No matter, Pitt survived despite making just 16 of 33 free throws by forcing 18 Louisville turnovers and maintaining its composure when things got tight.The Panthers were outclassed during a 25-point loss to North Carolina last Saturday in Capel’s ACC debut, one that offered a glimpse of the long road that lies ahead. Still, he reiterated his team is headed in the right direction, and the Panthers proved it against a program in the middle of a rebuilding process of its own.Louisville rallied from a halftime deficit to surge past Miami in first-year coach Chris Mack’s conference opener but the Cardinals struggled to get into any rhythm against the Panthers. While Xavier Johnson has been the most consistent of Capel’s three freshmen, it was McGowens who flourished after Johnson picked up his third foul with 6:52 left in the first half. Slashing to the basket relentlessly, McGowens keyed a 16-4 run to give the Panthers something they’ve rarely had in conference play for the last two years: breathing room.Just not quite enough. Though Pitt responded to a Louisville surge that brought the Cardinals within 63-60 by going on a 12-3 burst of their own, Louisville kept attacking, eventually tying it on Sutton’s bucket.BIG PICTURELouisville: Defense could be an issue all season for the Cardinals, who allowed the Panthers – particularly Johnson and McGowens – to get in the lane whenever they wanted. Even a switch to a 1-3-1 zone in the first half failed to slow Pitt’s momentum.Pitt: Freed from the weight of a losing streak that the majority of the roster had no part of, the Panthers could be a threat against middle-tier ACC teams thanks to the confidence and athleticism of Johnson and McGowens.UP NEXTLouisville: Travels to No. 12 North Carolina on Saturday.Pitt: Visits No. 15 North Carolina State on Saturday.center_img Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats ESPN Matchup History Story Links Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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first_img News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | April 28, 2014 False-Positive Mammogram Anxiety Has Limited Impact on Women’s Well-Being Anxiety over false positives does not negatively influence future screening choices, says study News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019 Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its… read more News | Ultrasound Women’s Health | July 11, 2019 FDA Clears Koios DS Breast 2.0 AI-based Software Koios Medical announced its second 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. The algorithm was trained on 9,611 mammograms. Image courtesy of Radiology. Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more Qlarity Imaging’s software is used to assist radiologists in the assessment and characterization of breast lesions. Imaging features are synthesized by an artificial intelligence algorithm into a single value, the QI score, which is analyzed relative to a database of reference abnormalities with known ground truth. Image courtesy of Business Wire. Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019 Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an… read more Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Related Content News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more April 28, 2014 — Dartmouth researchers have found the anxiety experienced with a false-positive mammogram is temporary and does not negatively impact a woman’s overall well-being. Their findings are reported in “Consequences of False-Positive Screening Mammograms,” published online in the April 21 JAMA Internal Medicine.Anywhere from 40 to 60 percent of women who undergo routine screening mammography during a 10-year period will experience a false-positive mammogram. Such mammograms require additional testing, sometimes involving a biopsy, to confirm that cancer is not present.Researchers have suspected that increased anxiety, pain and the bother of additional tests might adversely affect the quality of life for women who experience false-positive screening mammograms. In this study, Dartmouth researchers used data collected by the Digital Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (DMIST), which was conducted by the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) to study the impact a false-positive mammogram has on women’s lives.“Most policy analyses of breast cancer screening have used assumptions about the harms of screening on health and overall well-being based on expert opinion rather than patient-reported outcomes,” said principal author Anna N. A. Tosteson, ScD, James J. Carroll professor of medicine, professor of community and family medicine and of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and co-director of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center’s Cancer Control Research Program. “The DMIST study did not support these assumptions, and gave us evidence that a false-positive mammogram experience has a limited impact on women’s overall well-being.”The researchers studied personal anxiety and a standard measure of overall health and well-being often used by health economists to evaluate the effectiveness of health interventions. Attitudes toward future screening were measured by women’s intention to use breast screening in the future, and how much they would prefer to have a hypothetical new type of mammography with a lower chance of a false-positive result.While false-positive mammograms were associated with a temporary increase in women’s anxiety, they had no measurable influence on overall health and well-being. Additionally, a false positive actually increased women’s intentions to use breast cancer screening in the future and did not increase how much women preferred the new mammogram with fewer false positives. Another analysis showed women’s anticipated anxieties about future false-positive mammograms were associated with a strong preference for the new type of mammogram.Tosteson noted the study’s findings suggest there is an opportunity to educate women about the false-positive mammogram experience. “With all the controversy about mammograms and whether they result in a net benefit or harm for women, it is important for women to be educated about possible screening outcomes. Women need to make informed decisions that are based on their own risks and preferences,” Tosteson said. “Our report can help those counseling women about breast cancer screening and will also be useful to those developing mammography screening guidelines.”She stressed that further evaluation is needed, and that several groups sponsored by the National Cancer Institute are actively studying mammography screening, including the PROSPR (Population-based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens) Network and the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 read morelast_img read more

Vacationing guide to Sunshine Coast in Australia

first_imgJust over an hour north of Queensland’s capital, Brisbane lies Australia’s Sunshine Coast, with endless golden beaches, year-round swimming and an easygoing attitude, making this the perfect holiday destination to unwind.Source: Expedialast_img

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